Who We Are . . .

Meet Stephen
Stephen is the founder and owner of Highland Mini Tours. He has had a passion in his heart for many years to share with you his love of the beautifully carved Highlands, a place where Stephen has lived his whole life.

Stephen was formerly a coach driver and drove all throughout the UK & Europe. He decided to set up Highland Mini Tours to fulfil his dreams. His plans for the business for the future are very exciting, so you will have to follow us on social media to uncover his story as it unfolds.

Stephen has a keen interest in travel and photography and has built this website using his own photos. Stephen is also interested in wildlife and tends to get a bit more excited than the clients! Stephen looks forward to welcoming you to the Highlands, and sharing with you his humour and passion for his homelands.

What The Clients Say About Stephen
Private Tour of the Highlands
HIGHLY recommend Highland Mini Tours. From initial contact to the actual tour, everything about Stephen was professional and very well organized.

Stephen is very knowledgeable, goes above and beyond to make sure you see and do what you want to and he is very entertaining to boot! As Canadians visiting our daughter who is a student in Glasgow, we seriously considered renting a car and driving ourselves around – but we are SO glad we chose Highland Mini Tours instead! So much more relaxing and educational to have Stephen drive us. He picked us up in Glasgow then we travelled from Fort William for three highly educational and entertaining days.

Our daughter who has done some travelling with other tour companies felt our Highland Mini Tour was excellent value for the cost. Just tell Stephen what your interests are – whether it be photography, history, Outlander, seeing wildlife or all of the above – he will do his very best to make sure you have a great experience – we certainly did 🙂
R Palmer United States   13/12/2018

Above & Beyond !
took us on a wonderful and informative day tour of the Scottish Highlands – an absolute pleasure! Stephen is an incredibly kind and thoughtful person who will do everything to tailor to your needs. In fact, three days after our tour, I needed urgently to get back home for a family emergency, and Stephen absolutely saved the day by being able and willing to drive me 2.5 hours to the nearest airport, at very short notice, and in the wee hours to boot! Truly a magnificent man.
R Verhallen Netherlands 10/12/2018

Meet Ian
Ian joined Highland Mini Tours in June 2018. His passion and interest in the history of Scotland shines through in his character.

Ian was formerly a Management Consultant and moved to Fort William from England 4 years ago to deliver a contract for the Scottish Government; when this contract ended he attended the University of the Highlands and Islands for a full-time 1 year course, training as a Tourist Guide and is now a qualified Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) ‘Green Badge Guide’ for the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Ian is also a volunteer presenter on Nevis Radio and is a volunteer ‘welcomer’ on the pontoons when cruise ship passengers and crew arrive in Fort William. Ian’s particular interests are in all forms of transport, glaciation and geography as well as military history.

Ian is looking forward to welcoming you to The Highlands and showing you around.
What The Clients Say About Ian
Wonderful trip through Skye

“Ian, our guide, met us at our accommodation and drove us through a beautiful trip through Skye. We learned and saw a lot and fully enjoyed the time with Ian. It’s unlikely that we would have enjoyed travelling ourselves as much as on the tour. We would definitely recommend Highland Mini Tours”
R Staton, London   25/09/2018

“My husband and I truly enjoyed our private tour of Skye with Ian at the end of July. The scenery was glorious and Ian is such a pleasant, knowledgeable guide. His vast experience and professionalism are exceptional, one-of-a-kind, really. Next time we are in the Highlands, we are sure to book with this company for a tour and hope to work with Ian again!”
J Willadsen Sedalia   11/08/2018